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Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Without Kegels

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Strengthen The Pelvic Floor Without Kegels What pregnant or post-baby mama doesn’t worry about their pelvic floor? Those sudden sneezes that make you need to clench up and cross your legs…they don’t have to be part of your life! Yes, the stressed or weakened pelvic floor is the culprit behind those “oops” moments. We all […]

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The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete

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The Birth Boot Camp Noncompete My name is Donna Ryan and I am the founder of Birth Boot Camp. I’ve taught childbirth education since 2003 and have seen couples transformed with the birth of their babies. I am honored to bring Birth Boot Camp to the world with an amazing team of women. When Birth […]

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Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally?

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  Should Your Natural Childbirth Educator Have Given Birth Naturally? At Birth Boot Camp, we require that all of our natural childbirth educators have themselves had a natural childbirth. Reactions to our natural birth requirement for instructors are sometimes interesting. For some, the response is, “Of course my natural birth teacher should have had a […]

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Changing Our Perceptions of Birth

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Changing Our Perceptions of Birth “Going in to labor with no *real* knowledge of what is happening is scary. So many of our perceptions come from the media where birth is very fast and very dangerous. When we take a comprehensive childbirth class and surround ourselves with positive ideas about birth, it actually alters the […]

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Birth Boot Camp Gives Back

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Birth Boot Camp Gives Back At Birth Boot Camp we have an incredible respect for the Mother Friendly Childbirth Initiative written by the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services, or CIMS. So much so, we have based our 10-week childbirth education curriculum on its principles. Our childbirth statistics show that a strong basis and education in […]

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20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks

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20 Healthy Pregnancy Snacks Eating healthy pregnancy snacks can be an excellent way to feel better and be healthier during your pregnancy. Thoughtful eating of high protein and nutrient dense foods during pregnancy can make pregnancy more comfortable, enjoyable, and may even help  you can have the birth you want.  Here are some snacks that […]

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What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions?

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What Are Braxton Hicks Contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions are named for the doctor who “discovered” them in 1872. We can only assume, however, that women did, in fact, feel Braxton Hicks contractions in the centuries before their naming in 1872. So what are Braxton Hicks contractions? Braxton Hicks contractions usually feel like spotty, painless, or […]

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The Cascade of Interventions

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The Cascade of Interventions If you are taking a childbirth class, you will inevitably hear the term, “cascade of interventions.” No, we aren’t talking about a waterfall or dishwasher soap that leaves your glasses sparkling. When it comes to childbirth, the cascade of interventions is a term used to describe how one intervention in birth […]

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